Secondary Language Arts

In order to meet our mission statement: To be a school district that engages students to learn, create, adapt and succeed in an ever-changing world, we adopted the Pearson Literature series in grades 6-12.

Pearson Common Core Literature is a literature program with a unique Instructional Model that supports the critical shifts in literacy. The gradual-release-model emphasizes building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction, reading and writing activities that are grounded in evidence, and providing texts that are appropriately complex and focus on academic vocabulary.

Instructional Model

The heart of the gradual-release Instructional Model is a focus on Text Sets. These Text Sets consist of an Anchor Text with related readings of multiple genres, centered on a compelling topic. The goal is for students to form a coherent position on the topic by performing research, holding discussions, and writing an argumentative analysis.

Close Reading - Personalized Learning

Additionally, an instructional focus is paid to developing students' close reading abilities to prepare them for the rigorous tasks they will encounter in upcoming assessments. Powerful instructional tools are designed to personalize learning for every student, allowing teachers to customize instruction and differentiate resources.

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